Aysun Bademsoy is a German-Turkish film director and screenwriter. Born in 1960 in Mersin, she came to Berlin with her parents in 1969. In 1989 she completed her studies in theatre studies/journalism at the Free University of Berlin. Her documentaries, which she directed and for which she wrote the scripts, include Detektei Furkan – Ein türkischer Privatdetektiv in Berlin (1990) (Detective Agency Furkan – A Turkish Private Detective in Berlin), Mädchen am Ball (1995) (Girls on the Pitch), Deutsche Polizisten (1999) (German Police), Am Rand der Städte (2005/2006) (On the Edge of the Cities), Ehre (2010/11) (Honor), Ich gehe jetzt rein (2008) (I’m Going in Now), and Spuren – Die Opfer der NSU (2020) (Traces – the NSU victims). She has worked as editor on several films, including Ulrike Ottinger’s Taiga (1991/92) and Christian Petzold’s Das Warm Geld (The Warm Money) (1992). In 2015 she finished her first feature film script, Die Türsteherin (The Doorwoman). Bademsoy has received numerous awards for her films, including the Documentary Film Award of the Innsbruck International Film Festival in 2007 and the Best Documentary Award of the Documentary & Short Film Competition, Boston, in 2012.
Aysun Bademsoy was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from July to September 2015 and in June 2016.